Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Being Held

I just left the funeral home after briefly attending a visitation.  To lose someone is heart wrenching.  To lose someone suddenly must be heart numbing.  I see strength in her eyes that I cannot comprehend.  It is amazing how she keeps her dignity in a time of grief.  To know her is to know that she loves the Lord with all of her heart. 

Please appreciate every moment of every day, every arguement, every conversation spoken in whispers while your heads on on your pillows, every shared meal, every squeal of delight from a child in the arms of their mom or dad,  every brief moment of sweetness...because in an instant your life can change. 

And to my precious sister in Christ:
The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Natural Laundry Care

For the next few postings I'm going to be focusing on natural homemaking.  Through the years I've come across so many amazing blogs filled with tons of wonderful information that I wanted to share with you.

My first focus blog in .  The blog is written by the Edmonds family, primarily Lindsey.  She offers a practical and Christian filled blog with so many resources that you simply have to view it to find a treasure...nd you will.

She has many recipes both for cooking and natural homemaking and is truly practicing being a good steward of what God has given to her.

Below is a page from her blog showing how you can wash and condition your hair naturally and very inexpensively.  Try it, I have and really enjoyed it.  I'm actually thinking about going back to this particular recipe again soon. 

Today I started makng my own laundry detergent again.  It's so much cheaper to make your own.  And just like food...when you make it you know exactly what's in it.  Here's my favorite recipe: 

Enjoy the homemaking tidbits!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Asking For Help

Recently I put out a request for help to have someone either trim my lawn or show me how to do it correctly.  I got one reply, from my sister, asking about my kids helping.  I have asked for help before though it is rare...a simple hey I need this done can someone help, I'll pay, etc.  I don't get replies.  Why is that?  Am I too pushy?  Too independent?  Annoying?

The one time I've gotten a thorough follow up was when our home was burglarized on a Sunday morning.  The Monroe family helped lickety split and I am forever grateful for them allowing me a peaceful sleep that night.

The funny thing is if I put out a request for someone else...folks are all over it.  Which is awesome.  And confusing.  A need is a need right?  Am I asking wrong, expecting too much, on a soap box?  Speaking of soap boxes...{{off I hop}}...thanks for allowing me mine.